Pence: Iran nuclear deal is disaster & US will withdraw unless it’s fixed

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 13:15 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 13:26 US Vice President Mike Pence has warned that Washington will not certify the “ill-conceived” Iran nuclear deal. He reiterated a previous threat from US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the accord unless it is fixed. “The Iran nuclear deal is a disaster […]

Govt. shutdown: US military ops continue while civilian services heavily affected

Despite the US government shutdown, military operations will continue as normal while non-essential civilian services will be heavily curtailed, SpaceX launches will be postponed and the tourism industry greatly impacted. The US government shut down Saturday after failing to reach an agreement on an approved budget for federal agencies. Government funding expired midnight Friday, sparking […]

Russian gold reserves hit historic high, stockpiling record 223 tons last year

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) added 300,000 ounces (9.3 tons) of gold to its reserves in December, bringing the total yearly holdings to a record 1,838.211 tons, worth over $ 76 billion in monetary terms. Read more According to new statistics, Russia is currently the sixth-largest gold owner after the United States, Germany, Italy, […]

Ex-pole dancer jailed after backing out of suicide pact and leaving man to die alone

A former pole dancer who backed out of a suicide pact and left a man to die alone has been jailed for four years. The court also heard emotional testimony from the victim’s mother. Natasha Gordon, 44, was found of guilty at Leicester Crown Court last month of encouraging Matthew Birkinshaw, 31, to kill himself […]

Cryptocurrency market ruled by lawless code of Wild West – analyst

The recent crash of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was caused by an absence of regulation, one expert told RT. Given digital money doesn’t have intrinsic value, its price against fiat money doesn’t bear logical explanation. “For example, the price of shares is the actual value of the company and its profitability. The price of oil […]

Wish I had direct line with Putin, but I don’t – RT Editor-in-Chief

Despite the belief RT “gets orders” from the Kremlin, it enjoys more editorial freedom than many US media outlets which unquestioningly believe the authorities – despite being fed proven lies before, RT’s editor-in-chief says. RT’s success could never have been possible had it been controlled directly from the Kremlin, as many Western media seem to […]

Tokyo holds ‘first ever’ missile attack drills amid N. Korea tensions

People in Tokyo rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test. Despite the fact that similar drills have been staged before, it is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid ongoing tensions over North Korea. On Monday, Tokyo activated the government’s J-alert system to simulate a missile launch towards the city, […]

Meet the Genocidal Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Russia

It’s never too late to repent! Even some of the most venerated saints have had a naughty past. Explore the fine line between sin and sanctity in this original OZY series — Before They Were Holy: Saints Gone Wild. The Drevlian people of medieval Ukraine were happy and optimistic. They had just murdered Prince Igor […]

How Social Media Is Helping Australia's Labor Movement Survive

Jeremy Poxon was underemployed, confounded by bureaucracy and losing hope. Like many young Australians struggling to find a way into the job market after graduating, Poxon turned to the country’s welfare provider, Centrelink, to access paltry benefits to help pay the bills. It didn’t feel great. He had no expectations from the current conservative Liberal […]

3 dead, 18 injured in roadside market blast in Thailand

Three people have been killed and another 18 injured after a motorcycle bomb targeted a roadside market in Thailand’s southern Yala province Monday. “The criminals put a bomb in a motorcycle and placed it next to a market cart. The force of the explosion caused three people to lose their lives,” Internal Security Operations Command […]